Nigerian-born and New Zealand professional Mixed Martial Artist (MMA), Israel Mobolaji Adesanya has defeated Jared Cannonier at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 276.
The 32-year-old Adesanya won a landslide victory against Cannonier after five rounds in the octagon.
Adesanya, who is 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.
Drake had staked the sum of one million dollars that Adesanya would win and even had a face time with him a day before the fight.
Adesanya however showed no signs of pressure as he came into the fight with the theme song of popular wrestler, the Undertaker.
At the octagon, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, Adesanya showed his dominance and prowess from the start to put Cannonier on the back foot.
His talismanic tactics resulted into a convincing victory despite a late combination of hits by Cannonier.
After the fight, it was confirmed that Drake had won his one million dollar bet on Adesanya.