Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz didn’t headline UFC 148, but the light heavyweight veterans did earn the largest disclosed purses from the July 7 event.

According to figures released to Sherdog.com on Monday by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Griffin took home $275,000 (including a $150,000 win bonus) for his co-main event victory over the retiring Ortiz, who earned $250,000 in defeat.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who topped the 11-fight bill last Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, banked a flat $200,000 with no win bonus for his 10th consecutive title defense, a second-round stoppage of Chael Sonnen ($50,000).

Other high earners on the card included middleweight Cung Le ($150,000), welterweight Demian Maia ($96,000) and lightweight Melvin Guillard ($72,000).

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC 148 Payouts:

Anderson Silva: $200,000
(No win bonus)

Chael Sonnen: $50,000

Forrest Griffin: $275,000
(Includes $150,000 win bonus)

Tito Ortiz: $250,000

Cung Le: $150,000
(No win bonus)

Patrick Cote: $21,000

Demian Maia: $96,000
(Includes $48,000 win bonus)

Dong Hyun Kim: $44,000

Chad Mendes: $36,000
(Includes $18,000 win bonus)

Cody McKenzie: $10,000

Mike Easton: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Ivan Menjivar: $13,000

Melvin Guillard: $72,000
(Includes $36,000 win bonus)

Fabricio Camoes: $8,000

Khabib Nurmagomedov: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Gleison Tibau: $31,000

Constantinos Philippou: $32,000
(Includes $16,000 win bonus)

Riki Fukuda: $28,000

Shane Roller: $46,000
(Includes $23,000 win bonus)

John Alessio: $10,000

Rafaello Oliveira: $20,000
(Includes $10,000 win bonus)

Yoislandy Izquierdo: $6,000

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