Rap star Drake promised to gift Rolex watches to 2 UFC fighters after their wins earned him a $3.7 million bet payout
- Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann stole the UFC show Saturday.
- They earned a bonus from the UFC and, perhaps, a gift from Drake.
The UFC returned to London for a "Fight Night" event Saturday and, true to form, Pimblett and McCann stole the show.
McCann defeated Hannah Goldy with a particularly savage spinning back elbow, with follow-up punches, in the very first round on their main card flyweight fight broadcast from the 02 Arena in London on ESPN+.
Two bouts later, Pimblett submitted Jordan Leavitt with a rear-naked choke in the second round.
Because of the conclusive nature of their wins, the UFC rewarded both fighters with a "Performance of the Night" bonus check worth $50,000.
But they'll receive a second bonus should Drake make good on his vow to deliver a luxury watch.
Drake placed a parlay worth slightly more than $2.2 million, backing both Pimblett and McCann to win.
—UFC (@ufc) July 23, 2022
As they both were triumphant, Drake's bet would have returned $3.7 million.
Aware of the musician's winnings, McCann sent Drake a message on Instagram to ask for a Rolex.
"Rollies for Meatball and the Baddy," Drake replied on the social media platform while tagging the Crypto platform Stake. "Secured the W [win] and the rollie."
Elaborating further on the post-fight UFC show on ESPN, McCann said: "Drake is buying me and Paddy a new Rollie,"
Pimblett added: "Molly over here sends him a video right after and asked for watches, and he said he's going to give us both a Rolex.
"We're swimming in it."
—Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) July 23, 2022
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