Shortly after Bellator 179 aired via delay Friday night, main event winner Rory MacDonald took to social media.

MacDonald scored a submission victory over Paul Daley from London. The bout marked his debut with the promotion after leaving the UFC.

“First off thank you God!” MacDonald said. “Thank you all for the love and support through a long lay off! Tonight was the start of a new chapter!

“I’m excited to bring you more violence inside the Bellator cage ASAP!”