Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

Bruno Santos injured; Andreas Spang now meets Brian Rogers at Bellator 66

Brazilian Bruno Santos has suffered a shoulder injury in training and has been forced out of his season-six middleweight tournament semifinal against Brian Rogers.

In his place will be “The Sweet Swede” Andreas Spang. Spang is a veteran of Strikeforce, MFC, and Ring of Fire.

Bellator 66 takes place April 20 from the I-X Center in Cleveland. The main card airs on MTV2 and the preliminary card streams on Spike.com.

Source: Bellator

Sandro-Straus tournament final set for Bellator 68

The season-six Bellator featherweight tournament will be decided at Bellator 68 on May 11.

Daniel Straus will take on Brazilian Marlon Sandro for the $100,000 prize and the right to challenge the Pat Curran vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire winner for the featherweight championship.

The event takes place from the Palladium Ballroom in Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey. The main card airs on MTV2 and the preliminary card streams on Spike.com.

Source: MMA Junkie

‘Summer Series’ begins June 22 in West Virginia

Bellator will kick off its “Summer Series” on June 22 with Bellator 71.

The event will be the promotion’s first event in West Virginia. It will take place at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester. No fights have been announced for the event.

The “Summer Series” will be feature three events and is slated to bridge the gap between the promotion’s sixth season, which wraps up on May 25, and its seventh season which begins this fall.

Bellator releases Masakatsu Ueda and Alexis Vila

Following bantamweight tournament losses, Bellator has let go of Cuban wrestling star Alexis Vila and former Shooto world champion Masakatsu Ueda.

Vila was upended by Brazilian Luis Nogueira on April 13, while Ueda was eliminated from the bracket by Travis Marx on April 6, both by decision.

Source: Sherdog

Photo: Andreas Spang (Greg Hamilton/Sherdog)