I just came home to a bunch of (I hate this term but it fits) FAKE NEWS about UFC 225 numbers. Ranging from 150-275k Nothing valid is out yet. The only two things we know are: Google searches = pretty good Prelim = real bad Meltzer has not released even a very early estimate yet & his newsletter comes out overnight (tonight) The #224 numbers I posted here were from Dave to me personally by email (before his newsletter came out) as @Wild knows (that was why there was no TMMAC article). When I get them ... you will Regarding Dave's accuracy: How he gets his numbers: He gets reports from distributors due to his 30 years of covering these things (WWF) If enough early distributors come in, he will say an early estimate. Cable & sat co, release numbers according to their accounting schedules. That is why even SHO waited for final numbers for about 3 months. As far as internal UFC.com numbers. Those numbers eventually get released & you can get a good estimate of what a fight did by going by the recent released history. That is why his numbers are always "about" if not exact But as MMA Junkie reported, they are good enough to go buy. The numbers to never go by are from Dana at a presser lol EDIT: Meltzer: The Los Angeles Times reported this show, which was filled with stars, did less than 150,000 buys on PPV. We don’t have any solid figures but other early estimates are far above that. By next week we should have something that at least confirms the range of how it did.