Drake’s curse had no effect on Adesanya. Izzy did what Anthony Joshua could not do by defeating the Drake curse.
The 32-year-old Adesanya recorded a unanimous decision victory against Cannonier after five rounds in the octagon.
Adesanya the reigning UFC middleweight champion came into the fight with pressure as Canadian rapper, singer, and actor Aubrey Drake Graham made a huge bet on him to win.
Adesanya breaks Drake curse
At the octagon at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Adesanya established his dominance from the start to put Cannonier on the back foot.
After the fight, it was confirmed that Drake had won his one million dollar bet on Adesanya.
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The Drake curse was coined after the Canadian star loses whenever he places a bet on a fighter to win.
Nigerian born-British professional boxer suffered from the Drake curse when he posed with the Canadian rapper ahead of his first fight against Andy Ruiz in New York.
Fans were delighted that Adesanya was able to retain his title despite Drake betting on him.