At last night’s UFC London 2 event, both Pimblett and McCann emerged victorious, with rapper Drake wagering £1.9 million on the outcome of the fight.
A Rolex watch for each of Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann will be given to them after Drake won £3.1 million in a bet.
After a losing trend on his wagers, the Canadian actor was accused of jinxing the UFC competitors. However, last month he successfully predicted the outcome of a fight, placing a wager on Israel Adesanya, who defeated Jarod Cannonier in a unanimous decision.
In March, he placed a $275,000 wager on Jorge Masvidal to defeat Colby Covington, but ‘Gamebred’ was comfortably outpointed by the hated rival. When Drake later placed a wager on Justin Gaethje to win the UFC champion, he was immediately choked out by Charles Oliveira, who had previously held the belt.
Pimblett and McCann’s triumphs at the inaugural UFC London event in April undoubtedly convinced Drake to endorse them this time. His $2.3 million (£1.9 million) win double bet returned a whopping $3.7 million (£3.1 million). McCann demolished Hannah Goldy in the opening round of her octagon debut with a stunning knockout.
Pimblett later entered the ring in front of a boisterous crowd and won through rear-naked choke in the second round. “Drake we have just broken your course lad,” McCann posted on Instagram following the altercation, with the caption: “Drake we have just broken your course lad. “Can I borrow a Rolex?” After then, Pimblett made an appearance on-camera, saying: “Champagne!” Papa, what are we getting ourselves into here?
“Molly sent him a video soon after it on Instagram and he said he was going to give us each a Rolex so we are swimming it,” Pimblett later stated. It was a bout that once again drew a lot of attention from fans in the early stages of his UFC career.
While Leavitt was able to keep up with Pimblett for the opening five minutes of the match, he immediately fell behind following the start of the second stanza. It was an emotional post-fight interview with Michael Bisping in which he paid tribute to his 27-year-old opponent.
He explained, “This is how I go down, boy.” “I’m not happy with my results. In the back, I was putting the pedal to the metal. My French is terrible, but I know better. That’s a skill I’ve honed over the years. Baby Lee was a true warrior, and I want to dedicate this fight to her.
“However, at 4 a.m. on Friday, I received a text message from a friend of mine who had committed suicide, so Ricky, that’s for you.” “If you’re a man with a load on your back and feel like you need to talk to someone, speak to anyone.”