The former Strikeforce champion came in with a low base and ripped at Lesnar with devastating knees and kicks to the body.
It was a performance that proved once and for all Overeem's No. 3 positioning in the heavyweight rankings.
The UFC has already confirmed the upcoming championship bout between Overeem and Junior dos Santos.
Most in the MMA world are already singing praises to Overeem as the heavyweight division's uncrowned king, but a step back and deep breath opens up an entirely different look in regards to the title picture.
As the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Dream heavyweight champion and K-1 World Grand Prix champion, there is no questioning whether or not Overeem deserves a shot at UFC gold. He has gone above and beyond to earn a crack at the most prestigious title in the sport.
Still, there is major skill gap between dos Santos and Cain Velasquez in comparison to the rest of the division.
Is the hype real?
The world will soon know as Overeem is set to trek foot into some serious upper-echelon territory.
Here are three reasons he may not be ready for a title shot.