UFC 157 in Tweets: Pros react to Rousey vs. Carmouche, Henderson vs. Machida, more

It took 20 years for women to work their way into the UFC. It took 4 minutes and 49 seconds for them to prove to doubters why they belonged.

Ronda Rousey, the former Olympian who rose from obscurity to stardom in the blink of an eye, defended her UFC bantamweight strap on Saturday night, adding the right arm of Liz Carmouche to her growing collection in the main event of UFC 157. The result was admittedly predictable, but the execution was undeniably electric.

Carmouche seized Rousey's back midway through the first round, nearly securing a choke then a neck crank that would have stunned the world, before tumbling off and succumbing to Rousey's trademark armbar. The moment not only served as vindication for Carmouche, who many said didn't stand a chance, but also Rousey and women's mixed martial arts as a whole. The 26-year-old displayed the heart of a UFC champion, and ultimately, WMMA couldn't have asked for a louder, more emphatic, introduction to the masses.

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MACHIDA OUTPOINTS HENDERSON

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FABER CHOKES OUT MENJIVAR

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LAWLER FLATTENS KOSCHECK

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