They tell him throw a high kick it's open, he throws a high kick, it lands, he wins the fight as a result. Lucky?
I understand the thing you keep repeating that Rory can prove himself against Herman. I don't know how much more I have to spell it out for you without trying to make opinion sound like fact, but Herman is going to absolute dominate the piss out of Rory. It doesn't mean Rory is that bad it means Herman is that good.
And to bottom line your argument for you, yes you did base the Rory-Thacker comparison off of one fight, a victory, that Rory had in a non-pro MMA bout on a TV reality show against someone he's probably never seen or heard of in his life.