Back in the Octagon for the first time since 2011, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar may have answered the questions he had about himself after two bouts with diverticulitis shortened his first stint in MMA, as he returned with a unanimous three-round unanimous decision over Mark Hunt in Saturday’s UFC 200 co-main event at T-Mobile Arena.

“It took me a little while to get acclimated,” the 38-year-old WWE superstar said. “Words can’t describe it.”

Scores were 29-27 across the board for Lesnar, now 6-3; the 42-year-old Hunt falls to 12-11-1.

After a quick touch of gloves, Lesnar and Hunt circled each other warily for the opening minute of the bout, Lesnar landing first with a kick to the leg. Hunt inched closer, Lesnar missing with a big right hand as he sailed by “The Super Samoan.” With a little over three minutes left, Lesnar shot for a takedown and got it, but Hunt rose immediately after taking a couple strikes on the mat. The two remained locked up until the three minute mark, when Lesnar got Hunt to the mat and kept him there, firing away with lefts and rights. As the punches came faster, Hunt found his way upright, but only for a few moments, as a thudding slam by Lesnar punctuated the round.

The summer of dream matches continues Sunday, Aug. 21, when Randy Orton returns to the ring to lock horns with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. The blockbuster encounter was made official on tonight’s SmackDown.

Despite being two perennial main eventers who trained side-by-side during their formative years at onetime WWE developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, The Apex Predator and The Beast Incarnate have only competed against each other once before in a WWE ring.  It happened in September 2002, when both were still WWE rookies. Lesnar, already a month into his reign as WWE Champion, took the victory that night.