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 there. 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 both a choke and 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. Ronda, armbar Rnd. 1. We should all probably get used to hearing that. #UFC157 #ufc #mma ”” Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) February 24, 2013 Great fight! @rondayrousey fought like a worthy champion! Welcome to the @ufc women! πŸ™‚ ”” Siyar The Great (@SiyarTheGreat) February 24, 2013 @vitorbelfort @rondarousey your arm bar is great u got to teach me so when I fight #jonjones next time I will take that arm home ”” Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) February 24, 2013 Pretty amazing moment in time tonight Rousey vs Carmouche #UFC157 ”” Sean Shelby (@seanshelby) February 24, 2013 whoever said that Hendo vs Machida was the real main event, I wonder if they’re glad that it wasn’t. Ronda n Liz WERE the real main event. ”” Vinny Magalhaes (@VinnyMMA) February 24, 2013 Man doesn’t girls know how to defend an arm bar yet, one fight at time they will get better. ”” Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) February 24, 2013 I love #wmma ”” Kyle Kingsbury (@Kingsbu) February 24, 2013 Wow Liz had @rondarousey in trouble for a second & almost took her to the second round. #Almost #ufc157 Ronda is a stud. ”” Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) February 24, 2013 That was pretty bad a** …. ”” Raphael Assuncao (@RaphaAssuncao) February 24, 2013 We were moments away from a wardrobe malfunction#UFC157 ”” Phil Davis (@PhilMrWonderful) February 24, 2013 wow! @rondarousey just killed it ”” Andy Ogle (@thelittleaxe) February 24, 2013 Sheβ€˜s a woman among girls bro”¦ #ufc157 ”” Jason High (@KCBanditMMA) February 24, 2013 That was a real fight Ronda is badass ”” Ross Pearson (@RossTheRealDeal) February 24, 2013 These girls r more jacked than I am, hahaha #UFC157 #mma ”” Dennis Bermudez (@MenaceBermudez) February 24, 2013 Both @rondarousey & @iamgirlrilla were on point & def made history by basically walkn on the moon by enterin the octagon by wmma standards ”” Michelle Ould (@MichelleOuldMMA) February 24, 2013 Congrats @rondarousey ! And Liz for being game and up for the challenge. ”” Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) February 24, 2013 You can’t stop it, you can only hope to contain. #RondaArmlock #RondaLock ”” Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) February 24, 2013 Damn! Good fight for the women! @ufconfox ”” Pablo Garza UFC (@PabloGarzaMMA) February 24, 2013 @rondarousey Congrats… 1st round armbar!? Who would have thought. Lol ”” Ben Saunders (@bensaundersMMA) February 24, 2013 Wow another armbar by Ronda… Crazy.. ”” Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) February 24, 2013 Ronda fought through that rnc like a champ. ”” MIKE RICHMAN (@MikeUSMCRichman) February 24, 2013 Sock in mouth right now @thebobbyrosales ”” David Rickels (@TheCaveman316) February 24, 2013 Wow that Ronda rousey fight was amazing! ”” Reuben Duran (@ReubenDuranUFC) February 24, 2013 I knew it Ronda is THE BEST AROUND IN THE [email protected] & @danawhite just found GOLD #awesomeChamp ”” kurt pellegrino (@kurtpellegrino) February 24, 2013 Congrats to @rondarousey for a historic win tonight #props ”” Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) February 24, 2013 First round arm bar!! crazy good fight #girlsarestealingtheshow ”” lloyd woodard (@mmacupcake) February 24, 2013 This is sad to admit but i think ronda rousey and liz carmouche are stronger than me lol πŸ™ ”” Nam Phan (@NamPhanMMA) February 24, 2013 MACHIDA OUTPOINTS HENDERSON Dude didn’t come to fight @danhendo ! ”” Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) February 24, 2013 There are very few things on Earth I dislike more than Machida’s fighting style… ”” Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) February 24, 2013 I disagree with the @danhendo score! I thought Dan won that fight. ”” Cung Le (@CungLe185) February 24, 2013 @danhendo score a ton of inside leg kicks ”” Cung Le (@CungLe185) February 24, 2013 I’d like to see Machida on Dancing with the Stars ”” Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) February 24, 2013 I know that’s not what fans (or myself) wanted to see but that was extremely technical stand up. Surprised Dan didn’t try more takedowns. ”” Kyle Kingsbury (@Kingsbu) February 24, 2013 S…