It turns out Gina Carano’s return to Xtreme Couture did signify a return to professional mixed martial arts competition. Ariel Helwani is reporting that Strikeforce will announce Carano’s return during tonight’s broadcast.

Strikeforce will announce on Saturday night’s Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Silva telecast on Showtime that Gina Carano will be returning to action later this year. No exact date or opponent has been determined at this time.

Great news for Strikeforce and women’s MMA.

Image via Esther Lin for Strikeforce/Showtime