To most MMA fans and pundits, "The Reem" was simply killing time against the dangerous-but-flawed Antonio Silva while tuning up for a title fight against current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Surprisingly, "Bigfoot" Silva smashed those plans.
Fighting back from a losing position on the judges' scorecards, Bigfoot eventually started to chip away at Overeem's unprotected chin, stunning and dropping the Blackzilian star in the third round and flipping over a whole division.
It's a stunning upset, but what happens now?
Overeem is still a star in the UFC, so he's not likely to get shoved far down the line—and with that in mind, here are five matches that make the most sense for him.